Pope on a Rope

I wish I could gloat with delight about Ratzinger’s “ear­ly retire­ment” but I’ve been slammed with a nasty food poi­son­ing. And, no I do not think the lat­ter is pun­ish­ment for the for­mer, in case any tongues were cluck­ing. I’m still hap­py about it, I just don’t have the strength for the actu­al gloating.